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comment Why are self signed certificates not trusted and is there a way to make them trusted?
@ToddWilcox That'd be a great answer...
Feb
5
comment What makes Malware so difficult to remove?
That's the why. I believe the crux of this question is the how.
Feb
5
comment While working from home, is it a bad idea to give the company you work for your IP address?
@AdHominem: Which is why it's irrelevant, because in the scenario being asked about, suddenly your IP can be related to you as a natural person, which is a massive change. "so there is no problem" is thus a non sequitur!
Feb
5
comment While working from home, is it a bad idea to give the company you work for your IP address?
AdHominem your reasoning is flawed. There is a big difference between your IP address being associated with arbitrary web requests, and you explicitly declaring the link between your IP address and your personal identity. It's like, anyone knows that there is a house number 12 on Stack Overflow Street, but until you stand up in the town square and loudly declare that it's your house, your enemies probably won't have letterbombed it.
Feb
4
comment Why don't OSes protect against untrusted USB keyboards?
@Mindwin: The bad guys only need to sell you a fake keyboard. They don't need physical access to your computer.
Jan
17
comment Why do most browsers store browsing history by default?
@SimonB: I use the bookmarks bar to great effect on SE, but your observation matches the way I use some other sites regularly.
Jan
17
comment Am I experiencing a brute force attack?
"I don't think you should worry about any bruteforce you detect coming from the internet" I do. Install basic security software like fail2ban to prevent these attacks (a) stumbling on a correct password, (b) wasting your bandwidth, and (c) filling up your logs.
Jan
17
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Jan
17
answered Why do most browsers store browsing history by default?
Jan
15
comment How to tell users that they shouldn't disclose their password over the phone to our help desk?
@JamesRyan: It's also about people listening in to the call.
Dec
28
comment Why would a website serve different versions of a file over HTTP and HTTPS?
One installer for one product with one version number should never have a different hash, though. It does seem a bit fishy.
Dec
11
comment Somebody hacked my router and changed my wifi SSID
s/hardwired/a specific, limited set of/
Nov
6
revised How to securely read a physical memory address in Linux?
Resolved ambiguity
Nov
6
suggested approved edit on How to securely read a physical memory address in Linux?
Oct
28
comment How do organizations check *what* has been hacked?
@schroeder: No, it is an analogy.
Oct
28
comment How do organizations check *what* has been hacked?
@Begueradj: I understood it perfectly, thank you very much. Forensics may be modelled to the layperson as analogous the way a homeowner examines his or her property for signs of damage/loss that may not be outwardly evident without such activity. The OP was ostensibly only considering the case where the sofa and TV are missing and therefore could not think how more subtle forms of theft/infiltration could be detected. That led to this question being posted and, ultimately, this answer. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Oct
28
comment How do organizations check *what* has been hacked?
@Begueradj: It's a pretty clear analogy. With which part of it are you having trouble?
Oct
28
answered How do organizations check *what* has been hacked?
Oct
19
comment Breaching security of a notebook with full disc encryption when screen is locked
What's the point in having boot-controlled encryption if you never "unboot"?
Oct
19
comment Strange Payment Gateway
Hence the multi-million-year traffic jam heading into Beijing at its conclusion.